The Ukrainian protests have been all over the news, but little attention is paid to the people who live there and experience the effects of this revolution day to day. See what Kiev’s Maiden Square looks like on the ground through the eyes of Daniela Schmiedlechner. Read more about her experience here.
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0029: Batkivshchyna or the All-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland” (Ukrainian: ????????????? ??’??????? “???????????”, Vseukrayins’ke Obyednannya Bat’kivshchyna) is a political party in Ukraine, led by Yulia Tymoshenko, a Ukrainian politician who co-led the Orange Revolution in 2004. She was also the prime minister.
0075: The poster says “Happy Putin.” KGB has been scribbled on Putin’s forehead.
0034: A sculpture of a Cossak-looking man. Cossaks were part of the special police force fighting against the protestors. His pants have the words “Berkut, fly!” Berkut means eagle. This phrase means “go away!”
0022: The white poster says, ??????! “Choose!” The Ukrainian flag flies next to the sign.
Below the poster, the picture on the right under is of Barge Haulers on the Volga and on the left is of Cossacks.The fully white poster with writing on it says, “Your silence makes you a slave.”